Jake Marisnick and 6 pitchers reach 1-year deals to stay with Houston Astros

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Not typically a team to test MLB arbitration, the Houston Astros reached one-year deals with seven players who would have otherwise let their pay in 2019 be decided by an arbiter.

Outfielder Jake Marisnick and six members of the pitching staff - Will Harris, Lance McCullers Jr., Collin McHugh, Roberto Osuna, Brad Peacock, and Ryan Pressly - all reached deals with the Astros, the team announced Friday.

The players all played roles in the Astros' franchise-best 2018 season, which boasted a 103-59 record and a second straight American League West title.

The team did not disclose monetary terms of each deal. Houston is expected to go to arbitration with three higher profile players - starting pitcher Gerrit Cole; shortstop Carlos Correa; and setup relief pitcher Chris Devenski. The deadline for deals involving arbitration-eligible players was also on Friday.

Of the players signed, McCullers will miss the entire 2019 season after Tommy John's surgery in the offseason. The 25-year-old has taken on a regular role in the starting rotation.


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